Six injured in stone pelting on outskirts of Mangaluru

Road in Ulaibettu lies deserted on Monday. Photo: H.S.Manjunath.

Road in Ulaibettu lies deserted on Monday. Photo: H.S.Manjunath.  


At least six persons were injured in stone pelting at Parari Junction on Mangaluru-Moodbidri NH-169, on the outskirts of the city, when a procession by Sangh Pariwar groups turned violent on Monday, according to police.

The incident took place when Sangh Pariwar activists were taking out a procession from Parari Junction to Ulaibettu where group clash took place on Friday night, as a mark of protest to Friday’s incident.

Police said that as the procession was in the junction someone pelted stones at a flex of Mohiuddin Bava, MLA, Mangalore City North at the junction. Immediately some stones were pelted on the activists. As a result at least six persons were injured. Later police dispersed the protesters from the spot.

Sangh Pariwar had called for a bandh of Ulaibettu and nearby small towns on Monday to protest against the Friday’s incident. Ulaibettu, Vamanjoor, Kaikamba and Gurupur towns observed bandh. All the shops in the towns were closed.

According to latest reports, the activists had gathered at Vamanjoor after police dispersed them from Parari Junction.

Prohibitory orders were in place in Ulaibettu and its 1.5 k.m. radius till 6 p.m. on Monday.

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